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Billboard Hits From 1967: Semi-Baroque Woodwind Flourishes From Bands With Animal Names

Billboard Hits From 1967: Semi-Baroque Woodwind Flourishes From Bands With Animal Names

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
Sept. 18 2015 6:47 PM

That Groovy Summer of Love

Don’t question why Ruby Tuesday needs to be free, but do question all the baroque flute-like sounds in the Billboard hits of 1967.

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The Beatles wearing pretty, brightly colored suits.

Album art from Strawberry Fields Forever / Penny Lane single by the Beatles

Listen to Episode 339 of Slate’s The Gist:

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On The Gist, our regular guest Chris Molanphy returns to explore the “psychedelic-lite” and “semi-baroque” Billboard chart hits from 1967. He’ll explain how the music industry took a druggy cultural movement like the “summer of love” and made it palatable for a mainstream audience. For the Spiel, don’t be a Peru, the first meaning. All will be explained in the Lobstar of the Antentwig.

Do check out this Spotify playlist to hear the songs mentioned in today’s show one more time. Penny Lane and Ruby Tuesday will both be there.

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Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.